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  • Paper Ghosts

  • By: Julia Heaberlin
  • Narrated by: Antonia Campbell-Hughes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Having lived his life suspected of being a serial killer, Carl Louis Feldman begins his journey into old age at a nursing home in Texas. Though he was never charged with any crimes, the staff aren’t sorry to see him go when his estranged daughter arrives to take her father on what could be his last road trip. When Carl protests that this is not his daughter at all, the nurses are all too ready to excuse it as a product of his steadily deteriorating mind. But were those old suspicions about him true? And if he is an honest man, who has just driven him away from safety?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paper Ghosts That Enfold You With Their Story

  • By Simon on 20-04-18

An Enjoyable Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Really did like this book it was entertaining though not scary at all. Wont buy the next book based on reviews.....

  • The House Swap

  • By: Rebecca Fleet
  • Narrated by: Sian Brooke, Adam James, Josh Dylan, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet. ‘No one lives this way unless they want to hide something.’ When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap, they jump at the chance for a week away from home. After the difficulties of the past few years, they’ve worked hard to rebuild their marriage for their son’s sake; now they want to reconnect as a couple. On arrival, they find a house that is stark and sinister in its emptiness - it’s hard to imagine what kind of person lives here. Then, gradually, Caroline begins to uncover some signs of life - signs of her life....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Sir Lister on 02-05-18

Okay but nothing to get excited about

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Not a bad book but did not live up to expectations - just okay. There's better out there, just wish Audible would make it easier to find things I am interested in. It takes so long browsing then looking at reviews.

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  • Disappearance at Devil's Rock

  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her 13-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished in the woods of a local park. Riddled with worry, pain and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become more haunting and sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about that night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Anonymous User on 21-05-18

Slow Slow Slow

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Had only this to listen to while away so got on with it.......far far too slow

  • The Death of Mrs Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware. When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark, and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Really enjoyed this book, not quite as keen on the narrator, but okay didn't distract from the story.

  • The Fifth to Die

  • A Detective Porter Novel
  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: James Alexander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In the midst of one of the worst winters Chicago has seen in years, the body of missing teenager Ella Reynolds is discovered under the surface of a frozen lake. She’s been missing for three weeks...the lake froze over three months ago. Detective Sam Porter and his team are brought in to investigate, but it’s not long before another girl goes missing. The press believes the serial killer Anson Bishop has struck again, but Porter knows differently. The deaths are too different. There’s a new killer on the loose.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but awful narration

  • By Gayle on 17-08-18

Very Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

I really enjoyed the first book but this one was just so slow and really I have got to an hour off and I cannot waste anymore time. Shame! Maybe authors need to take time out and stop churning books out for the sake of it. Great first book, awful second book so now I will not revisit this author. Take note - stop churning out books with no reason - and money isn't a reason - you lose custom with a bad follow up book.

  • The Sick House

  • The Ulrich Files, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Dr. Siegfried Klein has vanished on a mysterious pilgrimage to an abandoned infirmary in the ghost-town of Moonville. The locals in the surrounding areas are tight-lipped, hostile to outsiders. Local legend has it that the old Sick House is packed with spirits, none of them friendly, and that to set foot in it is to enter Hell itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Engaging 1st Audio Book

  • By Devilish Accord on 17-04-16

This Narrator is Awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-17

I have listened to other books by this narrator and have been mildly irritated by his mispronunciation of words in particular with the letters o & u, This time however, I am unable to listen to the book as there are just too many words mispronounced. I appreciate its too do with accent/dialect but really, why would you choose this person to read this book? I have rewound chapters to listen again as I have found I am concentrating on the narrators ridiculous words instead of the actual story.................. I am hoping I can swap it for another book.

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  • The Folcroft Ghosts

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

When their mother is hospitalized, Tara and Kyle are sent to stay with their only remaining relatives, their grandparents. It's their first time meeting May and Peter Folcroft. The elderly couple seem friendly at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is full of nooks to explore.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Confused

  • By L on 26-09-17

TERRIBLE

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Its read by a bland annoying reader, the story is flawed, the whole experience was a waste of time and money.

  • The Silence

  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

In the darkness of an underground cave, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, voices, and they feed.... Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive; to whisper is to summon death. As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for years, she knows how to live in silence; now it is her family's only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others. But what kind of world will be left?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great apocalyptic story

  • By alex on 20-04-16

No too bad if you cant find anything else

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-16

This was an ok story but had a few flaws. In a world where you need to be silent a deaf person isn't the one you would be looking to lead....if you're deaf you cant hear any noise you may make and since the creatures pick up any rustle ... a deaf person is a liability. There are thousands of deaf and non deaf people who can sign and seriously, as humans we would adapt and learn our own sign language if necessary. The lunatics and the cutting out of tongues to keep quiet - well yes they were mad but cutting off your tongue does not stop you making a noise. As to the ending, well, it was like the author had given up - creatures who came from a cold cave were all of a sudden dying because of the cold, yet rising into the world from the deep deep cave into a hot environment had no effect on them. I suspect a second book - don't think I will bother. Oh and the narrator ok for the most part but his Welsh accent got decidedly Somerset in places.

  • Narrator Battle: Zombie Edition

  • By: Nicholas Ryan
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, R.C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Sean Runnette: voice of Zombie Fallout and Lycan Fallout. R.C. Bray: voice of Arisen and Mountain Man. Two award-winning zombie narrators go head to head! Each given one of Nicholas Ryan's highly praised zombie apocalypse standalone stories. There can be only one survivor. Which narrator is the baddest and bloodiest?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Head to Head

  • By Ka Livingstone on 12-04-18

Sean Runnette - Excellent - Gets my vote!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-15

Sean Runnette is a great reader and made the story sound better. The 2 stories themselves were ok, just nothing new, same old same old. Sean gets my vote as best narrator without question. R. C. Bray is ok but a tad 'bland' compared to Sean.

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  • Monolith

  • By: Shaun Hutson
  • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

On the banks of the river Thames a new building is being completed. A stunning creation of glass and concrete that will be a new landmark on London's skyline. The only problem is that people are dying because of it. Dozens of mysterious accidents have claimed lives during the construction of the Crystal Tower. The owner, an enigmatic Russian businessman, has links to the site reaching back to the 1930s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By T on 30-04-15

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-15

Predictable story line with some really unlikely day to day occurrences. Characters that were uninteresting, and honestly wish the lift had got them all in the first half hour then I would not have had to listen to the ridiculous accents the reader experimented with especially towards the end where the Russian/Eastern European accent was a mix of the meercats from the insurance advert and 'allo allo' French ! What an awful reader and what a poor story from a usually good author.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful